My daughter and I saw this movie Saturday. We really enjoyed it, especially since we are anime/manga/giant robot fans. We discussed all the shout outs to different animes we thought the film pay homage to. Our verdict was that it shared a lot of similarities to Evangelion, the sword the Jaeger's had might have been from Eureka 7, maybe Code Geass. I can't understand how Grown Ups 2 made more money than Pacific Rim.
Oh, and Idris Elba. Been a fan of his since "The Wire". And he's easy on the eyes, in my opinion anyway.